Friday, March 11, 2011

Singer Tony Adamo's Cold Duck(Groove on Line) reviewed

A funky-smooth rendition of an old jazz piece (Cold Duck Time) enriched by Adamo’s consistently rich vocal texturings. This time ’round, Adamo sports more of a Lou Rawls thing in his version of the jazz standard first set down by Les McCann and Eddie Harris in 1968. Tenor-saxman Melicia Magdaluyo and organist Neil Larsen give the Duck some additional punch. Thought it’s less of a punch and more of a smoothly and steadily delivered kind of melismatic complementarity.

Devon Jackson
Magazine Editor - Freelance Music Journalist Village Voice Rolling Stone Entertainment Weekly

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